The Vologda Research Center of RAS and the European School of Social Innovation (ESSI) conducted the 1st international research workshop “Social Challenges of Modern World: Actualization of Global and Regional Social Practices” on May 18, 2021 within the framework of events devoted to the Year of Science and Technology and the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Academy of Science with the support of the RAS Department of Social Sciences and the RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Results of the sociological study of charity work in local community are presented in the article written by a team of authors: Candidate of Sciences (History) Yuliya V. Ukhanova, senior researcher at the Department for the studies of lifestyles and living standards (head of the department is deputy director, Candidate of Sciences (Economics) Ol’ga N. Kalachikova), Daniel Leon, researcher from the University of Leipzig, and Renate Sigrid Schelwald, researcher from the University of Bielefeld. The research was conducted with partial financial assistance of the RFBR within the academic project no. 19-011-00724.
Senior Researcher at the Department for the Studies of Socio-Economic Development Problems and Management in Territorial Systems (Deputy Head – Dr. Sci. (Econ.) T.V. Uskova of VolRC RAS, Can. Sci. (Econ.) N.V. Voroshilov proposed a methodological approach to assessing the socio-economic potential of rural territories and, based on its approbation, determined priority areas for ensuring their integrated and sustainable development. The research was funded by the grant of the President of the Russian Federation no. MK-2019.2020.6 “Managing integrated socio-economic development of the northern rural territories within the implementation of the state policy on regional development”.
The main stages of the formation of the demographic studies school in the Vologda Research Center of RAS are presented in the article written by VolRC RAS director, Doctor of Sciences (Economics) Alexandra A. Shabunova and deputy director, heal of department, Candidate of Ol’ga N. Kalachikova. The authors described the development of the system of thematic areas conducted by employees of the Vologda Research Center of RAS for the past 30 years.
The article of Deputy Director for Science of the Vologda Research Center of RAS, Head of Department, Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Professor Tamara V. Uskova and Junior Researcher Irina A. Sekushina is devoted to the search and scientific substantiation of new priorities of strategic management for the development of small and medium towns. The article is prepared in accordance with the state assignment for the FSBIS VolRC RAS on the topic of research no. 0168-2019-0004 “Improving the mechanisms for the development and effective use of the potential of socio-economic systems”.
The IV ISA Forum of Sociology “Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality” was held on February 23–28, 2021 under the auspices of the International Sociological Association. The event was conducted online for the first time.
On February 24, 2021, during the IV ISA Forum of Sociology “Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality” conducted under the auspices of the International Sociological Association, the session “Russia on the Threshold of Digital Economy: Problems of Quality of Employment and Humanization of Work” was held. Its organizers were the Bashkir Branch of FCTAS RAS and FSBIS VolRC RAS.
Growing global challenges of our time lead to a necessity to find new, more efficient tools to overcome them. The analysis of development of social innovations through activities and interaction of various actors using Russia as a model is presented in the article written by the researcher from the Freie Universität Berlin Julia N. Mierau, and researchers from Vologda Research Center of RAS Tatiana S. Soloveva and Candidate of Sciences (Economics) Andrei V. Popov.
Public administration efficiency is one of the key research areas of the Vologda Research Center of RAS which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The idea initiator and research supervisor of the studies Research Supervisor of the Center, RAS Corresponding Member, Doctor of Sciences (Economics), Professor, Vladimir A. Ilyin.
On January 18, 2018, VolRC RAS joined the project “European School of Social Innovation” during the meeting conducted by this association in Brussels. At the international session, Russia was represented by scientists from the Vologda Research Center of RAS: Director of VolRC RAS Alexandra A. Shabunova and Head of the Department of Editorial-and-Publishing Activity and Science-Information Support Ol'ga V. Tret'yakova